Dolton Police Officer Shoots Robbery Suspect, Second Suspect Still On The Loose

Steve Miller
August 19, 2019 - 3:02 pm

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DOLTON (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Dolton authorities say a police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect this afternoon — and the search is on for the robbery getaway driver.

Authorities said a 21-year veteran of the Dolton Police Department confronted a robber at a car credit center at Sibley Boulevard and Chicago Avenue about 1:30 p.m. They said the robber pulled a gun on the officer, who then shot and wounded the robber.

Authorities added the officer injured his back in the incident but was not shot.

Meanwhile, there's a search for a second person, the getaway car driver.

Initial reports had said the officer was shot but WBBM found that was not the case.

This is a developing story.